Caroline Jordan, Corporate Wellness Consultant, has 3 tips for office mindfulness practice:
- Power of the Pause. Taking a moment to check in with yourself is what Mindfulness training is all about. Use something in your environment (like getting into the elevator on your way to work or sitting down to eat your lunch) as a reminder to do a self-check in on how you are feeling and how you are living. Mindfulness training is all about becoming aware of how you are living in the PRESENT in the moment and becoming more intentional with your actions. Pausing to simply notice this is what Mindfulness is all about!
- Deep Breathing. Relaxation Breathing is one of the most accessible stress management tools available to us at all times. Using the body and the breath, we can calm our bodies, sharpen our minds and improve perceptions of and reactions to stress. When our exhales are longer than our inhales, our body signals its “rest & digest” mode (vs. “fight or flight” mode) and we are able to relax from the inside out. You don’t need a ton of time and starting is simple. Check out the breathing technique at the bottom of this page: https://www.consciousnapping.com/what-is-conscious-napping/
- Guided Meditation. Finding an empty conference room to plug in your headset and listen to a guided meditation recording is a great way to practice Mindfulness throughout your work day. Everyone is different, you’ll want to find a style of meditation that works best for you. Conscious Napping provides exactly this! Pick your program and plug in for an average or 10 minutes a day.